Toyota has been caught driving a test mule of the highly anticipated Toyota FT-86 in Germany. After loads of concept vehicle releases, this is the first time we've seen an actual working pre-production model up and running.

The video doesn't provide an excellent representation of what the car is about but you do get a taste of what the engine sounds like, although you do need to turn it up. And the good news is, it doesn't seem to sound like a dreary, Gran Turismo-esque, generic Japanese car; there's a distinct howl and a harmonious whine to it.

Official engine specifications still haven't been released yet. All we know is it will be a four-cylinder Subaru boxer engine of some kind. It will feature a rear-wheel drive layout and a six-speed manual transmission, making it a truly desirable sports car for driving enthusiasts.

You also get an idea of the car's size and proportions on the road. Take a look at the videos below.

We'll be sure to provide more details on the car in the future and full coverage from its local unveiling at the Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne on July 1.